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Old 07-06-2001
Append and redirect

Can somebody please explain to me what redirection (>) and append are? What is the difference between > and >>?

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Old 07-06-2001

If you use > to redirect output to a file a new file will always be created:

Using >> to redirect output to a file will only create a new file if the file doesn't exist, if the file exists then the output will be appended to the end of the file.

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